Entries by Globiana


Join the parade and celebrate like a local!

The 4th of July in the United States is the day that marks the birth of the nation.  It is celebrated throughout the country, and is celebrated in a similar manner in most places.  Most businesses are closed on the 4th of July. Communities and neighborhoods are a big part of the Independence Day traditions and […]


Celebrating Easter in America

Easter is the most holy of Christian celebrations, marking the resurrection of Christ. Christian Americans celebrate Easter in the church, but Easter has also become a holiday celebrated by people of all faiths in America, with a non-secular tone. The non-secular mascot for Easter in America is the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny is a fictional creature, […]

Success: What Does It Mean to You?

It’s easy to label an effort or a person as successful or unsuccessful, but isn’t that a little too black and white? Measures of success are many and varied, to the point where it’s sometimes best to have an internal measure. Decide what success means to you, and measure yourself against it as often and […]

The Trouble With Tiger Culture

Nowhere are cultural differences more evident than in the way we raise our children. The subject seems to have heated even further with the quite popular now discussions of Tiger-style parenting.  Here is the most recent publication exploring the roots and reasons behind it. My son is a half-Chinese (his mother is from Shanghai) and […]

The Shocking Truth About Changing Country

Outside, you do your best to look good. You greet your neighbors, you engage with your children’s teachers, you’re curious about the new surroundings. You want to keep your spirits up. You consider yourself as brave and determined in your new country. But suddenly, you hear an old song on the radio or you pick […]


How Are You?

The phrase “How are you?” in America is often used when people say hello.   A typical greeting is “Hello, how are you?” When greeted in this manner, the most expected response is “Fine, thank you, and how are you?”  To which, you will receive the response “Fine, thanks.” It is actually a very odd conversation, […]

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How Does American Football Work?

American football may seem as complicated as solving a Rubik’s Cube, but once you have a general understanding for the game, it really is rather simple. The sport is generally played at four different levels: Pop Warner (children aging from 6-14), high school, college, and professional (National Football League or NFL is the most common […]